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The Serie B tie at Estádio Doutor Novelli Junior on Saturday sees home team Ituano prepare for the visit of Botafogo-SP.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Ituano v Botafogo-SP are shown below including the latest game odds.
Ituano will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-2 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Vitoria.
In that match, Ituano had 53% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For their opponents, Vitoria had 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Iury Castilho (90') scored for Vitoria.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Ituano have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Ituano have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process.
In their last fixture, Botafogo-SP drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Tombense.
In that game, Botafogo-SP managed 40% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Tombense had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
For 5 of the past 6 games featuring Botafogo-SP, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is just 1.17, with the number of goals averaged by Botafogo-SP being 0.5. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen if the trend will be replicated in this game.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Serie B match day 11 on 07/06/2023 when it ended Botafogo-SP 0-2 Ituano.
In that match, Botafogo-SP had 56% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Ituano got 17 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Saraiva (51') scored.
Team News: Ituano
The Ituano boss Marcinho Freitas will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Botafogo-SP
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Botafogo-SP manager Marcelo Chamusca has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
We feel that Botafogo-SP have the ability to break down this Ituano side, however it probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Ituano at the end of the 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Doutor Novelli Junior (18,560)
Captain: Cláudio Cláudinho
Chairman: Ricardo Giordani
Manager: Marcinho Freitas
Competitions: Serie B position 14